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Overview

W. Lawrence Neuman's highly regarded text presents a more balanced, comprehensive introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches.
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A textbook for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in the social sciences and associated applied areas, containing a minimum of technical statistical formulas and discussions, and emphasizing instead how to think about research design and data collection issues. This edition (1st ed., 1991) gives increased attention to the relationship between theory and research, and more attention to feminist research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205457939
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/20/2005
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Lawrence Neuman James is professor of sociology and Asian Studies coordinator at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His M.A. and Ph.D. were earned at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has authored seven books and published 35 articles and book chapters, which have appeared in Social Problems, Sociological Inquiry, Social Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Critical Asian Studies, Teaching Sociology, The Journal of Contemporary Asia, Sociological Quarterly, and other journals . He is a former president of the Wisconsin Sociological Association. Neuman has received his university’s highest award for research, the Chancellor's Award for service to students with disabilities, as well as the the Wisconsin Sociological Association's Outstanding Service Award, and the College of Letters and Sciences awards for outstanding teaching, excellence in research, and outstanding service.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Science and research 1
Ch. 2 Dimensions of research 23
Ch. 3 Theory and research 49
Ch. 4 The meanings of methodology 79
Ch. 5 The literature review and ethical concerns 110
Ch. 6 Qualitative and quantitative research designs 149
Ch. 7 Qualitative and quantitative measurement 179
Ch. 8 Qualitative and quantitative sampling 219
Ch. 9 Experimental research 246
Ch. 10 Survey research 272
Ch. 11 Nonreactive research and secondary analysis 320
Ch. 12 Analysis of quantitative data 343
Ch. 13 Field research 378
Ch. 14 Historical-comparative research 418
Ch. 15 Analysis of qualitative data 457
Ch. 16 Writing the research report and the politics of social research 490
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